The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 356 441 391
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 258 158 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 107 99
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£425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -57.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +76 240 £425 +9.67% 56
London +19 99 £450 +12.50% 15
South East +11 56 £375 -8.53% 19
North West -7 31 £350 - 2
City of London +22 28 £450 +10.76% 6
East of England +28 22 £375 +7.14% 5
Manchester +5 21 £344 +14.58% 1
Surrey +7 18 £440 +5.07%
Scotland +17 16 £250 -50.00% 5
South West -5 14 £357 -4.29% 7
Edinburgh +4 12 £250 - 4
Hampshire 0 11 £315 -25.88% 6
Epsom - 11 - -
Oxfordshire -10 9 £348 -30.50%
West Midlands -11 9 £325 -11.56% 2
Berkshire +8 8 £429 +23.38% 12
Bristol +1 6 £395 +31.66% 2
Norwich - 6 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £310 -
Norfolk - 6 £375 -
Wiltshire +8 5 £388 +3.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 5 - -
East Midlands -6 5 £330 -13.15%
Cheshire -10 5 £550 +52.77% 1
Cambridge - 5 £310 -
Reading +6 4 £456 +45.41% 4
Milton Keynes 0 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £342 -
Luton - 4 £450 -
Basingstoke - 4 £384 - 2

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 194 (42.45%) Information Security
2 148 (32.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 147 (32.17%) CISSP
4 138 (30.20%) Firewall
5 94 (20.57%) CISM
6 84 (18.38%) Finance
7 79 (17.29%) SIEM
8 74 (16.19%) Network Security
9 73 (15.97%) Windows
10 71 (15.54%) ITIL
11 69 (15.10%) Penetration Testing
12 65 (14.22%) CheckPoint
12 65 (14.22%) Cisco
13 59 (12.91%) PCI DSS
13 59 (12.91%) Management Information System
14 53 (11.60%) Kalman Filter
15 48 (10.50%) Vulnerability Management
15 48 (10.50%) Linux
16 47 (10.28%) Risk Management
16 47 (10.28%) Security Management
17 46 (10.07%) Intrusion Detection
17 46 (10.07%) WAN
18 44 (9.63%) CISMP
19 43 (9.41%) SSL
20 42 (9.19%) Degree
21 40 (8.75%) Banking
22 39 (8.53%) Cyber Security
23 38 (8.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 38 (8.32%) CISA
24 34 (7.44%) Microsoft

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.41%) IIS
3 3 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.16%) MS Office
2 17 (3.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (30.20%) Firewall
2 74 (16.19%) Network Security
3 46 (10.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 46 (10.07%) WAN
4 43 (9.41%) SSL
5 31 (6.78%) LAN
6 28 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.60%) VPN
8 20 (4.38%) Internet
9 19 (4.16%) IPsec
10 18 (3.94%) LDAP
11 11 (2.41%) Intranet
12 10 (2.19%) Wireless
12 10 (2.19%) SAN
13 8 (1.75%) DNS
14 5 (1.09%) MPLS
14 5 (1.09%) DHCP
14 5 (1.09%) VLAN
15 4 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.09%) Data Mining
2 5 (1.09%) DB2
3 4 (0.88%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 84 (18.38%) Finance
2 40 (8.75%) Banking
3 12 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.19%) Legal
4 10 (2.19%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.97%) Publishing
5 9 (1.97%) Games
6 7 (1.53%) Retail
7 6 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.09%) Law
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
9 4 (0.88%) Military
10 3 (0.66%) Local Government
10 3 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.97%) .NET
2 6 (1.31%) HTML
3 5 (1.09%) SOAP
4 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.88%) XML
5 2 (0.44%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.44%) JSP
5 2 (0.44%) SAML
5 2 (0.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) JMX
6 1 (0.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.22%) Spring
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.22%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.22%) Servlets
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
6 1 (0.22%) EJB
6 1 (0.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.91%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.35%) PKI
3 22 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.53%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.53%) CMDB
5 6 (1.31%) Human Factors
5 6 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (1.31%) CESG
6 5 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.09%) AS400
7 4 (0.88%) SecurID
7 4 (0.88%) FMCG
7 4 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.66%) Life Science
8 3 (0.66%) Online Games
8 3 (0.66%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.44%) e-Health
9 2 (0.44%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.97%) Windows
2 48 (10.50%) Linux
3 31 (6.78%) UNIX
4 11 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.09%) Solaris
7 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.44%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (42.45%) Information Security
2 79 (17.29%) SIEM
3 71 (15.54%) ITIL
4 69 (15.10%) Penetration Testing
5 53 (11.60%) Kalman Filter
6 48 (10.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 47 (10.28%) Security Management
7 47 (10.28%) Risk Management
8 39 (8.53%) Cyber Security
9 38 (8.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 29 (6.35%) Data Protection
11 27 (5.91%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (5.69%) Data Security
13 24 (5.25%) Migration
13 24 (5.25%) ISMS
14 23 (5.03%) Incident Management
15 22 (4.81%) Information Security Management
16 21 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (4.16%) Business Analysis
17 19 (4.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.28%) SQL
2 6 (1.31%) Java
3 5 (1.09%) VB
4 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.66%) Perl
5 3 (0.66%) C
6 2 (0.44%) C#
6 2 (0.44%) C++
7 1 (0.22%) VBA
7 1 (0.22%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.22%) XPath
7 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 147 (32.17%) CISSP
2 94 (20.57%) CISM
3 44 (9.63%) CISMP
4 42 (9.19%) Degree
5 38 (8.32%) CISA
6 33 (7.22%) Security Cleared
7 31 (6.78%) CEH
8 21 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (4.38%) GIAC
10 19 (4.16%) SC Cleared
11 14 (3.06%) CCENT
12 12 (2.63%) CRISC
12 12 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (2.19%) CCNA
13 10 (2.19%) GCIH
14 9 (1.97%) SSCP
15 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.53%) MCP
16 7 (1.53%) MCSE
16 7 (1.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (32.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (12.91%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.50%) QA
3 16 (3.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (3.06%) COBIT
5 9 (1.97%) SLA
6 7 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.88%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) TickIT
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 31 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.97%) Snort
4 4 (0.88%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.66%) Firmware
6 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.44%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) UAG
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.84%) Nessus
2 7 (1.53%) WSUS
2 7 (1.53%) SCCM
3 6 (1.31%) Nmap
4 5 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.09%) DatAdvantage
5 4 (0.88%) CORE IMPACT
5 4 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.66%) OpenView
6 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 65 (14.22%) Cisco
1 65 (14.22%) CheckPoint
2 34 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.00%) Blue Coat
4 29 (6.35%) McAfee
5 27 (5.91%) Juniper
6 26 (5.69%) VMware
7 22 (4.81%) Clearswift
7 22 (4.81%) Kaspersky
8 20 (4.38%) Qualys
9 19 (4.16%) LogRhythm
9 19 (4.16%) Websense
9 19 (4.16%) Citrix
10 16 (3.50%) Symantec
11 15 (3.28%) HP
12 12 (2.63%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.63%) ArcSight
13 11 (2.41%) Cyber-Ark
14 10 (2.19%) F5
14 10 (2.19%) IBM
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